Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a growing, dynamic, and diverse retail grocery that provides accessible natural and organic food to our community, knowledge and education to our customers, training to all our employees, and we embody leadership development within the business and throughout our community.

CNFC builds healthy communities. The people who choose to work at the Co-op constitute a vital community; one without which the Co-op would not remain operational. It is important to invest in the people who work here to keep that community thriving and financially healthy, through benefits and discounts, and by creating a generous yet accountable culture.

Prep Cook/Baker

Summary of Responsibilities: In cooperation with other team members, responsible for baking and food preparation to the Co-op standards. Includes prepping ingredients and assembly for menu items, following established recipes for deli baked goods, packing items for deli cases, product stocking and rotation, wash dishes and ensure a clean, safe kitchen work environment.

This is a part-time hourly position, approximately 18-26 hours per week. Must have morning availability.

This position generally starts at $12.35 per hour depending on experience and will receive additional benefits. Please submit a completed CNFC Application to be considered. Download job description here.

Closes: Application review will begin immediately and remain open until filled.


When there is an open position , submit a completed application and submit by: mail to CNFC, 818 Main St., Chico, CA 95928; via email by attaching the application file to humanresources@chiconaturalfoods.coop; or drop off at the store.

Download our employment application here or you can find a copy in the store.

Those who appear to be the best fit (according to experience, skills, availability, etc.) may be called for a phone interview. Then those who appear to be a best fit after the phone interviews will be called to come in for a face-to-face interview.  If you are selected for the position, you will be asked to complete an authorization form for reference check, which is a requirement of employment and considered part of the application process.

If you would like to check in on your application, you may come by the store and fill out a check-in slip or email your check-in, letting us know you are still available and interested. Due to the high volume of applications for each open position, we do not accept follow up phone calls or respond to follow up emails. Applications are accepted for active job openings only.